Garden District

Garden District, New Orleans: Address, Garden District Reviews: 4.5/5

Garden District
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,602 contributions
The Prettiest Part of Town
Apr 2021
A great way to see this upscale neighborhood is to take the streetcar. The architecture is unique and stunning and the big houses are surrounded with gardens. Get off the streetcar and take a walk around or arrange a walking tour. A must.
Written 22 July 2021
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BUCKEYE1982
Cincinnati, OH44 contributions
Beautiful Homes, Nice shops
Jul 2021
Get one of the apps for the walking tour of the homes. The shops are mainly antiques and art, with some good restaurants.
Written 21 July 2021
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Maria Z
Cleveland, TN89 contributions
Our Walk through the garden district
Jul 2021 • Family
Had an awesome time doing our own tour walking. Saw a lot of cool places of homes and businesses used to film for shows and game. Very humid in July but we found a Starbucks to buy drinks and cool off inside.
Written 11 July 2021
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Jim W.
Atlanta, GA762 contributions
Worth a more in-depth exploration
Jun 2021
We only had 1 day to tour the 'high spots' of New Orleans. We took the streetcar out of downtown to the Garden District for a pre-lunch walk.

I would hardly say we did this expansive neighborhood justice in our limited stroll. They appeared to have a lot of nice old homes paired with odd, gnarled old trees in some cases. We literally passed 2 groups taking walking tours of the neighborhood. Under different circumstances, I'd have liked to have been on one of them. As it was, we satisfied ourselves with a short stroll through some representative streets before giving in to the lure of lunch. The homes we did see were (often) noteworthy. It definitely seemed like an area worth more time and attention.

Even after lunch, we were still walking through a business district on Magazine Street that billed itself as part of the Garden District.

If I returned here solo or with more flexibility, I'd investigate guided walking tours.
Written 7 July 2021
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sescovitz
Asheville, NC76 contributions
Great place for a self-directly walking tour!
May 2021
it was fun to do our own walking tour of this lovely area near downtown. Lovely homes and a contrast to the busy French Quarter.
Written 5 July 2021
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Jim M
The Villages, FL22 contributions
Self-Guided Tour
Jun 2021
We finished a tour of the WWII Museum and decided to experience the Garden District. We viewed many historic homes and reviewed the signs many had in front of them that told their story. We loved seeing these homes!
Written 2 July 2021
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WorldTravelers1999
United States490 contributions
Beautiful Homes
Jun 2021
Beautiful homes here! We love the Spanish and French influence in the area. This area has a wonderful, rich history. Just park the car, and go for a stroll!
Written 30 June 2021
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Leland C
26 contributions
Beautiful homes and gardens where the parades go!!
Jun 2021
So, we learned a thing or two in New Orleans, like the parades don't go down Bourbon Street>, Imagine that. They are too big and the crowds too massive. We love old antebellum homes with lovely southern oak trees and gardens generally seen in Savannah and Charleston. This is the place. Take the green trolley for a cheap ride and breath taking views of southern charm. We did it 3 times, and could do it 3 more. The trolley stops along the route, including at restaurants, the zoo, and the park. Exact change. $3.00 for 24 hours both ways, and 40 cents for 65 and over, what a deal. Wheelchair accessible too. We laughed at the Mardi Gras beads in the trees, how cool is that!!
Written 30 June 2021
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funmaru
Miami, FL6 contributions
Nice area
Jun 2021
We drove by on the red bus tour. There are more shops and restaurants here. If you have young children, you might be interested to know that there's a McDonalds and a Popeyes in this area.
Written 15 June 2021
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AliSpekterman
Qiryat Bialik, Israel103 contributions
Soooo beautiful
Jun 2021 • Solo
Gracious, stately homes, lovely tree-lined streets, the garden district is of another era and is aptly named.
Written 11 June 2021
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